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Barris Dick Fowler 38 Ford

Dick Fowler 1938 Coupe

  DICK FOWLER 1938 COUPE   It is miraculous that this very early Barris Custom survived and it in relatively good condition. And the best news is it has been acquired by early Cu...
by Rik Hoving
 

 
 

The first chopped 49-50 Mercury?

  FIRST CHOPPED 49-50 MERCURY   Who was the first one to chop the top of the 1949-1951 Mercury, the quintessential Custom Car? This is a question that has been on the minds of a l...
by Rik Hoving
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Mystery Barris 49 Merc

  MYSTERY BARRIS 49 MERC   This typical 1980’s styled Custom 1949 Mercury convertible is part of the Henry Ford Museum. With its replica Barris crest and typical late 80s cu...
by Rik Hoving
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George Barris Buick

George Barris’ 1941 Buick

  A CAR WORTH FIGHTING FOR   When George Barris moved from Sacramento to Los Angeles he drove a 1936 Ford Cabriolet. A nice custom. But George soon understood that when he wanted ...
by Rik Hoving
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Fadeaway fenders

  FADEAWAY FENDERS   One of the more extensive ways to Custom Restyle you car is to reshape the front fenders into full Fade-Away units. Creating a more elegant and exclusive look...
by Rik Hoving
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Larry Ernst Chevy at Cobo Hall

LARRY ERNST CHEVY AT COBO HALL The team at Brothers Custom Automotive has been freshing up the Barris Kustoms Shop built Larry Ernst 1951 Chevy to be displayed at the 2015 Detroit Autrama. ...
by Rik Hoving
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Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

Gil Ayala 1942 Ford Coupe

  AYALA 1942 FORD COUPE   1942 Ford coupe full custom restyled by the Ayalas in the late 1940’s to showcase the shops abilities and give shop owner Gil Ayala a unique set ...
by Rik Hoving
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Going for a Cruise

  GOING FOR A CRUISE   Iconic Barris Kustoms cruising the streets of Lynwood California in the early 1950s. Lets take a closer look at this unique photo. One of those early photo...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris 1950 Buick 2

  SAM BARRIS BUICK Part 2   Sam Barris his personal Milestone Custom from the early 1950s disappeared on the East Coats of the US in the 1960s. Neglected for many years, it was e...
by Rik Hoving
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Sam Barris Chopping Merc Album 1

  CHOPPING MERC ALBUM part 1   Custom Car photographer Marcia Campbell and Sam Barris were good friends. When Sam chopped the top on Jerry Quesnels 1949 Mercury Marcia took a seri...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Shop Wall

  BARRIS SHOP WALL   Spence Murray Took a photo in the early 1950’s of a corner at the Barris Shop that has intrigued me ever since. Its time to do some heavy Custom Car A...
by Rik Hoving
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Thrifty Parking-lot Show

  TRYFTY PARKING-LOT SHOW   In May 1954 the Lords Car Club organized a free one day outdoor Car Show at the Thrifty Drug Store in Los Angles. The Customs they gathered for this e...
by Rik Hoving
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Chuck DeWitt Ford Clone Debut

  CHUCK DEWITT FORD CLONE   At the 2017 Custom Car Revival show in Indianapolis the long awaited Chuck DeWitt Convertible Ford Clone made its public debut. Its debut has been rumo...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris color Scintillating metallic

1952 Scintillating Custom Colors

  SCINTILLATING CUSTOM COLORS   We have all read about the deep organic and scintillating Metallic Colors used by the customizers in the early 1950’s. But how did these colo...
by Rik Hoving
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RIP George Barris

  RIP GEORGE BARRIS   George Barris the King of Kustom Cars has passed away on November 05 2015. RIP Mr George Barris         I have feared this day would come...
by Rik Hoving
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Barris Custom Car Study Trip in 1951

GEORGE BARRIS 1951 EUROPE TRIP   This is the first article in our “The Barris Korner” series. In this series we will highlight interesting material from the amazing Barris ...
by Rik Hoving
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Yoshihiro Hobara – Barris Model Cars

  BARRIS MODEL CARS   Yoshihiro Hobara from Kasukabe, Japan is a Custom Car enthusiast, he has an amazing early 1960’s styled 1960 Chevy custom called Future Ray. In this ...
by Rik Hoving
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